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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Yah, the original windscreen broke so my friend made this DIY version, still a work in progress...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Thanks guys, I love to ride this bike on canyon roads. This engine has nice torque and power coming out of turns. Certainly not a high performance bike, but it always makes me smile.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Another day, another canyon to ride. It is good to have airhead friends!

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    A late summer ride up the canyon. Some of the Aspen are just starting to turn color.

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  5. Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    My wife and I just returned from our hiking trip in Corsica France. It is good to be home again.

    I am unpacking my gear and reviewing things that I did not need, as well as what I should have...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Tour de la Porta, near Ajaccio

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Gerard, We have enjoyed many delicious meals along the way but we have not tried the prickly pear yet! We are in Ajaccio working our way south to Bonifacio.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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  9. Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    Paul, Thanks for starting this thread! Lots of great info and pics.
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    A few more pics since you can only post 5 at a time…

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    This one just caught my eye and I had to stop to take a picture.

    Finally, a few words about the wonderful people of...
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    We completed our hiking trek on Corsica, approximately 135 km in 8 days. This was described as a moderately strenuous hike, and my wife and I agree, however the frequent sections of trail covered in...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Trees along our hike today…

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    JP. Nice elk photos. How close were you when you took these pictures?
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    The start of our hike today, follow the trail…

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    L.W. Looking good. How is your apple cider going? Has fermentation started?
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Today we hiked over a high elevation ridge system Capu San Petra in Corsica. We arrived in a stand of old growth Corsican pine mixed with a very old stand of majestic Chestnut trees. This stand of...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    genre cows Girolata beach Corsica
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    Re: Horrendous storms in Corsica

    Rapelapente, Glad to hear you were able to repair Pelican to make the journey. My wife and I were in Girolata last night. We hiked in from Galeria. Girolata is a very special marine community....
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    An update on day 2 and 3 of our Mare e Monti hike in Corsica. We finished two more challenging hikes.

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    Climbing to the pass Boca di Bonassa.

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    Frequent detours around...
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    Hiking the Mare e Monti trek on Corsica. Starting in Calvi, Corsica the first day is a steady climb through terrain that reminds my wife and I of southern California.

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    The marina and citadelle in Calvi Corsica.

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    Lateen sail?

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    Tomorrow my wife and I begin an 8 day hiking trek ending in Cargese Corsica. The first 2 days we traverse...
  23. Thread: Ciao

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    Re: Ciao

    Darn Joe, Hope Renee recovers quickly. Stay safe and make sure you get some good sleep as well.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Muse’e d’ Orsay

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    An amazing collection of art that is hard to capture in photos
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    Alex, Sorry to hear about your injury. Take care and heal properly. I can kind of relate since I just tore my meniscus. Physical Therapy and lots of ice will be your friend.

    I too value the...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Smokin, That is a nice looking BMW. Did you make the conversion to the disc brake assembly on the front wheel? It looks good with the Earles front fork.

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Another day sailing at my favorite high elevation reservoir. This time of year with hot dry weather you need to be ready for rapid changing wind conditions. As I launched my Caledonia Yawl, I...
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    Re: Horrendous storms in Corsica

    My wife and I have planned a 10 day hiking vacation on Corsica starting next week. We have planned this trip for the last two years, which was postponed due to Covid. Now this, we are not sure if...
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    My son asked for some help repairing the auto transmission in his old car. I have done this a few times and can do the basics like clean and rebuild a valve body etc.

    I use YouTube videos often...
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    Re: Cargo pants

    Have you checked out the line of Kuhl hiking pants?

    https://www.kuhl.com/kuhl/mens/pants/

    They have tappered, Klassik and full cut style pants.

    I see several cargo style pants. The Renegade...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Just one other thing to check into... I found that my mast traveler would occasionally hang up due to twist in the halyard as I raised the main. I installed a simple swivel at the attachment to the...
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    I have a Yamaha 2.5 outboard. I love this motor, it is very quiet, burns very little fuel and is well made. I recommend going water cooled and water exhaust for the quiet performance. My friend...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Nice boats. I recognize the Hvalsoe 16, this is Big Wave Dave, which was on the Salish 100. Probably the most photographed boat on the trip!
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Any chance we could see the rest of this classic boat?
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    Thanks, I think I understand now. My iPhone 12 appears to be good to go for use of eSIM or SIM (not locked).

    Appreciate your help!
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    Tom, Thanks for this info. Does this Airalo eSIM app allow you to keep and use all your normal contacts etc?
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    Thanks for the advice and ideas mentioned above. I see pros and cons with using my existing carrier and paying the international daily fee, which for would be $10/day per phone. Compared to buying a...
  38. Travel to France, what is the best SIM card for US iPhone 12?

    My wife and I are traveling to France soon. We will be hiking part of the GR20 on Corsica. I am interested in getting a SIM card (or eSIM) for about a month so I can call, text and use data while...
  39. Thread: boots

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    Re: boots

    Yes, for me they are the same size. I have always found Keens a bit wider.
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    Re: boots

    Over the years I have gone through the progression of wearing Keens (poor choice now) Merrill Moabs (worn out several pairs), but now I wear Oboz. These are noticeable better quality, fit and wear...
  41. What is your favorite treatment for oar leathers?

    I think I need to apply some treatment my oar leathers and would appreciate hearing about what you use to apply to leathers.

    I have some nice oars that I applied leather Neatsfoot oil earlier in...
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    Re: Rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    Steve, You should have joined us!
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    Re: Rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    My wife and I just finished the Salish 100. This was a great trip with some good sailing days. I did row some, and yes I did use my motor for the occasional longer stretches with no wind. Even...
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    Day 7 of the Salish 100, Port Ludlow to Port Townsend. Riding the tide through Port Townsend canal.
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    Day 2 of the Salish 100 Henderson Inlet to Penrose Point. Favorable wind and tide. A great day on the water
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    Cool hull, is this your Bartender? Mahogany?
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    I ain't no fool! But yes, normally I take the lead mainly for the rattlesnakes. Hiking poles are your friend.
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    An early AM hike to the alpine to escape the heat.
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    Nice, is that an actual crepe? If so that is a notch above my cooking skill set.

    I am pretty good at boiling water and heating precooked packaged meals. This is part of the selection planned for...
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    +1 agree, will you be there again this year?
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